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    November 3, 2013
    5:00 - 6:01pm PST  

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fantastic week. "huckabee" starts in nine seconds. tonight on "huck bee." >> if you like your health care, you can keep your health care. >> how can presidents and democrats still defend obama care. and the president says you can keep your doctor, but can your doctor stay in business? plus, comedy icon i'm conway. >> if u yo look closely you can see harvey wetting his pants.
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>> ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. >> hello, everybody. a great audience. so glad to have you with us. welcome to "huck bee." from the fox news studios in new york city. it's no secret that i have major policy differences with president obama on almost everything. i believe in americsangty of ev human life. less in taxation and litigation and on and on. but president obama can't be blamed for an economy that's killing the middle class or broken promises of taxes going up for people making under $250,000 a year. or not be k able to keep your health plan or doctor. it's so bad that even our
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friends are spitting mad at us. it turns out it's not his fault. because he didn't know anything about it. any of it. >> it's not really something i followed closely but we don't know -- i'm not familiar with this notion. >> he indicated that he was not aware of what was happening. certainly i was not. >> i don't know what you're referring to. >> nobody understood exactly what was taking place. >>e don't have any independent knowledge of that. >> i first learned about it from the same news reports that most people learned about it. >> it's a good thing that a newspaper gets delivered to the white house or president obama would not have a clue about "fast and furious," benghazi, the justice department, trampling the first amendment
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rights of james rosen, the fact that under the not so affordable care act, more americans have lost health care than have signed up. he had no idea that death penalties would be denied to nose killed in action during the shut down or that the in, sa was spying on millions of citizens or tapping phone calls of european leaders. this is like tim cooke of apple saying he didn't know they had a new ipad until he read it. or imagine roger ales surprised to find out that fox news beat all of the other channels for 12 years but he didn't know that until he heard it on the "
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"huckabee" show. the answer with this president is always the same. >> i can assure you that i certainly did not know anything about the ig report before the ig report had been leaked through the press. >> the president's biggest problem is that he hasn't a clue on how to run an organization. he has zero executive experience. i'm not sure he could organize a two-car parade, and if he did, he would have to read the news to find out which cars were in it. don't let me learn about anything in state government by reading the paper. good news can wait to the morning, but bad news better be delivered immediately. i never fired people because they made mistakes because i
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made more than any of them. mine were always far more visible than theirs. if a mistake was made, there was no reason i should use up my energy. but one thing would get a staffer or education head on the spot and that's not informing me of a problem. everyone can know what's going on. if i know everything going on not enough is going on. if there is a problem, break down, failure, or looming disaster, that had better be delivered to me faster than president obama can get to the golf course. look, this president outsourced much of the functions of government and the responsibility. if he can't or won't do the job of president, then maybe he could outsource to someone that can and who would do it.
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and mr. president, i am available. >> well, we heard of a myriad of problems with the website to sign up for obama care, but here is another embarrassing one. several small businesses were listed as places where there can be navigators that can provide assistance to those looking to enroll. the problem is these businesses have nothing to do with obama care. we went to talk to some of these stores to find out about what happened. >> we're on location at brooklyn cup cake where people looking for assistance with health care to call here. >> no health care here. >> the business has been listed as a navigator on the balm care
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website. so you're saying apex car and limousine cannot help the public with balm care? -- obama care? >> no. >> unfortunately we cannot help. after all of the money they spent on this program, they can get the right phone number. >> so people call assuming you're a government worker that doesn't want to help them? >> yeah, and we do a lot for the community. >> could you rent me a car with car insurance. >> yes. >> can that can hit another car with car insurance so i can get a dr. >> can you help me get medicare? you will not get medicare, but
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you can get delicious diabetes. >> where are you from? >> russia. >> how did socialism work out for you? >> i'm here now. >> ryan was asking about could he get marijuana, notice he didn't ask anything about brownies, i'm so glad he didn't get there. the cupcakes look fantastic. they certainly work better than obama care and much sweeter too. so we thank ryan for going in the field. according to kathleen sebelius, it's not her fault she can't enroll in medicare, that's just the way the law is written. >> if it was possible for you to forego your government
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insurance -- >> i don't -- >> it's a yes or no question. >> if you had affordable -- if you can, will you? that's a yes or no. if you can, will you? >> i will take a look at it. >> that's not an answer. >> if she really wants to go under the obama care exchanges, of course she can. you know what? she doesn't want to and that's why he isn't. neither is president obama and his family. when the cook won't eat what comes out of the kitchen, that tells me something might be wrong with what's on the plate. the reason that americans don't want it -- >> mike doyle says that obama care will save him him money because he won't have to pay for his son's health care any more.
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his son is a full-grown man. >> my kid is 33 years old. he is eligible for a subsidy. we browsed that sight, and he can get coverage for half of what he is paying now and that's good news for us because i think my wife is paying his premium, so i think we will save the money. >> wow, he has a 33-year-old son who is still paying his premium. i have a 33-year-old son, i have news for you, i'm not paying your premium. obama care is supposed to help people by the young and healthy paying for >> i would like to h you, go to my website mikehuckabee.com. tell me what you think. or sign up for my facebook page and follow me on twitter. you can find a link to that and more.
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>> o healthy people under the age of 35 fund coverage for the old and the sick. joining me now are two younger guests that tried to sign up for the affordable care act and they had very different outcomes. brandon was paying $39 a month, but after logging on to oba obama care website, he didn't have to pay anything. he was eligible for medicaid. sandra is a stay at home mom, her and her husband have three young kids and one on the way. they live on a very tight budget, she likes the concept of obama care, but when she tried to sign up, she found out the
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costs were way too high to handle. brendan and kasandra now join me. brend brendan, you're one of the lucky ones that could access the website. when you found out you could get health care for less than the $39 you were paying, was that a surprise to you? >> it was. sort of. at the same time that $39 is not the whole story. i had been paying $2400 a year for the university of connecticut mandates that you have that. so my first two years of school i was paying 2400 and i really couldn't afford that this year. so i shopped around and i found a plan that was not particularly good. it's just slightly better than catastrophic. so when i logged on to the site, i thought i will see what else is out there and i found this.
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and you know, i'll probably be on it until maybe august or september. and then i'll be back -- my hope is by august or september i'll be employed. >> do you expect it will ever be as cheap as $39 again? >> i wouldn't want that coverage again. >> would you be able to pay -- maybe you don't know what you'll be able to pay, but right now you're going to get it for free. now let me turn to kasandra for a minute. you now have coverage because you're pregnant and you have it for your children, is that right? >> yes. >> what happens after the baby is born, do you lose that coverage? >> i will have it for my post p
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partum for six weeks and then we will drop off unless we meet the income guidelines. >> what are the guidelines, you would have to probably be not -- what are the guidelines there? >> they change every -- it seems like every three months they change. they're supposed to be changing on the first again, so i'm waiting until there to hear what the new guidelines are. >> brendan, she is go to get dropped. it seems unfair. a mother here with soon to be four kids. i here people saying we want to bring fairness. should she be getting health care? >> i think that issue -- it's a state by state issue. connecticut decided to take the money from the federal government and medicaid now is 138 or 134% of above poverty. i'm surprised not all of the states did that.
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that's kind of the goal of the program. i know like mississippi, for example, i think you have to earn less than $6,000 a year. in colorado, i don't know what the figure is. i hope that she could stay on, but i don't know what that level will be. >> i don't blame you at all for taking advantage of a program that's there that is what connecticut offers, and i think that's fine. but at some point will you feel like hey, you know, i have folks like kasandra paying for my health care? is that a problem in the long haul? >> i disagree that she is paying for my health care. i pay taxes, i pay medicaid taxes, but i worked four years before i started law school and every year i paid an income tax,
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medicare tax, it's a system that i'm part of. as soon as my income disqualifies me, i will be paying back into that system. i think that is fair if and i think that is how it's supposed to work. >> kasandra, four kids, no health care, have you looked around to see how expensive it would be for your family if you signed up? >> yeah, i have. >> what would it cost? >> it i didn't go for obama care i would pay over $1,000 a month for our family of five. and that's as basic as it can get. >> wow. >> so that's not an option for you right now, is it? $1,000 a month? >> no, my husband works a high risk construction job, so if something would happen to him
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sponsored programs like medicaid and medicare are making it difficult for doctors to pay their overhead. and some are giving up all together. that was before obama care. so will the president's health care law make it worse? is joining me is dr. martha boone. we have a gynecologist who stopped accepting medicare and medicaid, and another doctor who left her practice because it was just too hard to make ends meet. what's the toughest problem that you're having right now? >> we're concerned about keeping the doors open. develop days ago a come came to me that lost her doctors. i phoned her physicians and they both went out of business.
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so probably the toughest thing is decreasing reimbursement while we're increasing the cost of business. >> a lot of people don't understand that a patient that comes in has medicare or medicaid it's not like it costs you $100 to go through the procedure, those are fixed costs that the government decides no matter how long it takes no matter what you do. >> reimbursements are definitely part of it. but the bigger problem with medicare was the bureaucracy. every other insurance company has one code for an annual check up. medicare has a completely different code and there are other codes you have to add to it to get to the same level as everybody else. we would have to employ separate people to handle just medicare
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so it was regulations and bureaucracy of it. >> when we get those forms from our doctors and there is all of those numbers on the side, that's what you're talking about, right? 08064, you know, you better pay attention to the numbers, right? >> yes, that's where your bread and butter comes from. it's very difficult and dumber sm and not logical. >> i can't imagine how hard it is to go through medical school. it's not just college. and you're years and years and years into an education process, get your medical license, i can't imagine it's so frustrating that you say i just can't keep doing it. what was the breaking point for you? >> i'm a doctor that when i
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started out i had 15 minute slots for appointments and two 15 minute slots for a physical. and i could not keep a viable business. a i made it 10 minutes and it was not viable. i need to get to know my patients. they're personal life has a direct impact on them health. i needed more time but i couldn't get more time because i would go out of business. so instead of waiting to go out of business, i said you know what, i can figure out something else to do. if you could tell me the percentage of time you spend treating patients versus democracy, what is the break down? >> i am assuming since the
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affordable care act came into police, since october we became penalized if we were not on electronic medical records, so i'm spending about 25% to 30% of my time complying with the government regulations. i'm trying to keep all of my patients. 25% to 30% of my time is spent do paperwork. >> maybe less because we don't take medicare. we have enough young patients we haven't needed it in awhile, and these regulations change. we have a whole new coding system coming out. we have to learn a whole new system or pay a lot of employees to learn that system. a lot of time and money is going towards keeping up with the regulations already there. >> dr. hall, what kind of percentages were you dealing with when you
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medicine? >> i would say at least 15% to 20% of my time was just on administrative responsibilities. i have a solo practice and i was primary care so there's not a lot of margin. i did a lot of things myself. i had an office manager that was wonderful that took on a lot of responsibility, but you finish your day seeing patients and then you do this other stuff, it's not like you can work on it during the day, so it starts to impact your personal life. so you have less and less time for your other pursuits. >> i think that is part of this that people don't understand. when we come back i want to talk about the solutions. how would these doctors treat the problem that has been exacerbated by obama care? 'm tonm training guys who leak a little, to guard their manhood with new depend shields and guards.
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live from america's news quarters i'm harris faulkner. 23-year-old paul exchanged gunfire with police. he said a friend dropped him off at the airport and he acted alone. one of the bullets managed to graze him in the mouse. the gunman wounded two tsa employees. the new york city marathon returning in a big way today. last year's marathon has you know canceled due to super tomorrow sandy. the w -- storm sandy. the winners were both from
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kenya. now back to "huckabee." >> the doctors are in, and we're have a conversation about what could be better about obama care. i'm going to ask you to treat the problem. what do we need to do that we're not doing right? >> we tried to eat an elephant in one bite. it's just impossible. i think we need to take smaller steps to fix the problem. how about tackle health care for children, for all children. smaller percent of the population. easier to manage and figure that out and from that experience, apply it going forward, but it's just too big of a monster to say
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okay, this is a fix. >> and we didn't road test any of this, let's just change the whole health care system for 100% of the population for the 15% that wasn't covered. okay. dr. eddie, what would you say this is the prescription that i'm going to write for health care in america? >> the bill out there now is definitely lacking some things. i think we are really lacking any tort reform. and if you're talking about all of the time that we spend in the emergency room, and one thing that is not addressed is undocumented immigrants. we take care of them for free at a very high acuity level. when you come to the emergency room you're getting the most expensive care in our system. we have to do something about
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that. i wish doctors in the trenches were part of creating this legislation and i really don't think that happens. >> i don't think it did either. dr. boone, what would you do? >> they should have taught it to the doctors in congress. and my congressman, i'm a very big fan of him, but his empowering patient birth act had a lot of volition. and i would say i want to sell insurance across state lines. they can compete. right now it's selling insurance in georgia, south carolina, if everybody is competing i think the prices get better. >> let me ask each of you because our time is about done. in five years will obama care have made health care in this country better or worse? >> i don't know, i would say no
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change. >> dr. boone is the only one that i have met that has red the bill, but based on what i know, i think it will make it worse. i love being a doctor. i love my patients, you have to be able to maintain your doctor/patient relationship. >> i red the whole bill, it took me 19 hours, and it's going to crash the system. i'm absolutely certain of it and i love my patients and i left my family to come here to new york today because i want to keep my patients. >> i hope you get to your patients are fortunate. it breaks my heart that doctors are leaving the proinformation after all of the training. not because they don't love their patients, but they can't make the business end of it work. if you think a doctor is getting rich, he's not. but i want him to. i http://to be wealthy, why?
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i want them to be thinking about treating me, not making their car payment. we have to fix it and make it work. thank you for being here. really a pleasure. >> from the corky characters to others that make people double over. tim conway is next. okay ladies, whenever you're ready. thank you. thank you. i got this. no, i'll get it! no, let me get this. seriously. hey, let me get it. ah, uh.
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m our next guest has been making americans laugh for over 50 years. >> how can a rabbit be a warriowarriolawyer? >> well, it wasn't easy. i wasn't through four years of law school and then i had to go to premed and everything. and then i got a scholarship at the -- >> if i told you to jump out the window would you do that? >> no. >> that's too bad, i had hope for that one. >> he is going to hit you with that club.
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what do you think? >> he has a brand new book called "what's so funny"? . i'll tell you what is, he is. the one and only tim conway. >> what took you so long to come in. thanks for being here. come back -- >> can you hear me down there? >> it is kind of distant.
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i think most of the guests are afraid to get very close to me. they're afraid it will ruin their careers. >> one of my favorite skits ever was involving you and harvey coreman and you were the dentist. >> we have novocain right here. let's see how this works here. okay, novocain. take a firm hold of the hypodermic needle. there will be a little pain, and then numbness will set in. i'll just give you a little shot here.
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>> we'll be right with you. >> you made a comment and our audience loved it. it was towards the end of that scene. if you look closely you can see harvey wetting his pants. he had very little control. >> did he know what you were going to do? >> no, i was a writer on the show also. so any sketch that i wrote for
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him and i, him and me, me and him, or whatever that thing is, i never put the correct lines down. i left it open so i could surprise him. he was such a poor talent that he would fall for it. >> listen, watch a little bit more from tim conway. >> we're getting in more exercises like the sit ups. we come out and we go like this, one and two, one and two. first of all, you lift the 2008s you have to be careful.
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you to get them up there and then leapt them down -- oh, boye. >> did you come up with character of dwarf, is that your creation? >> yes, i guess so. i said it would be funny if i put shoes on on my knees, but it would probably be funnier if you put holes in the floor. once in awhile you will see people walking across the stage at cbs and go -- there is still holes there. >> this is one where your mother said even after you have been on tv for several years, she thought you should maybe get a job in a hardware store just in case. >> yeah, she said you have been out there in hollywood now
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almost two years, and she said that jim who owns the hardware store ask hiring again. and you know him pretty well. why don't you come down and ask him if you can at least apply for it. >> i said have you been watching television the last couple years? she said that crap is never going to keep working. >> if you love tim conway, you will love the book. lots of great stories and laughs and america could use some of those right now. tim, thank you for joining us. tim conway. ♪ [ male announcer ] when you wear dentures you may not know
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>> it sold more than 30 million records and recorded more than a dozen top 40 hits including reminiscing, lady and night owl. here to perform a song from "cuts like a diamond," please welcome "the little river band." >> great to have you here. lil wayne, your music has been able to span over several decades. one of the most notable things about little river band is the incredible harmonies of the band. is it natural to you guys or do you have to really work at it like if i sang with you? >> what a loaded question. >> yeah, it's loaded. i haven't heard you sing but you are playing great. >> that's why there is not a mieshg phone for me. that's a reason for that. >> it does come natural with
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these people. after people come and go after 30 years we have had a lot of people come and go, one of the connecting elements is that ability to blend, sing hard night after night and create that kind of blend in those kind of powerful vocals. >> this new album "cuts like a diamond" still in the same groove of the little river band? still going to find the great sound of the little river band? >> absolutely. vocals are right out front the story line is great like our music is known for. guitar harmonies are layered along with vocal. strong rhythm section. it has been out for about six weeks and that's the kind of feel we are getting back is thank you for not just going through the moves. you pu out another little river band record. >> i love it. the song we are going to do
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today is fantastic. i will make sure the audience down loads it on itunes. you will love every cut on it. it is cuts like a diamond. you train i'll drive. is that the one? >> that's the name of it. ♪
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♪ ♪ (applause) >> the little river band. i hope you get their new album. it is a kicker. thanks for goibeing here. honor to play with you. >> same here. >> for all of you folks watching
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tonight be back next week. we will be. from new york this is mike huckabee, good night and god bless. ♪ and feel better about doing it. better it with benefiber.
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# t# # kelly file. thanks for >> today health insurance reform becomes law in the united states of america. >> the affordable care act was touted to be his greatest legislative achievement. it is nothing short of a disaster. according to a report only six people signed up for obama care on day one. >> it wasn't working effectively on october 1st. i think that is a dog bites man story. >> with this new change with insurance, possibly going the way it is going to go and the medical changes the way it is going to go. >> week long series on the missed obama care warning signs continues. >> i don't know if i would be talking to you right now. >> "hannity" starts right here and right now. >> for the entire hour we w